Baba And Soraya Character Analysis

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Who can ever realize, during the conflicts of life, what significant personal changes will occur that affect who they are? In Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, Amir, Baba and Soraya change significantly by facing countless hostile events and contentiousness. Amir, a Sunni Muslim, struggles to find his place in the world due to the after effects of a traumatIzing scenario he has witnessed.This distressing event causes him to personally change and affects his determination to stand up to injustice in the future. Baba’s act of betrayal ruined his relationship with the most important people in his life. Soraya, Amir’s wife, gradually changes throughout the novel through the conflicts she encounters. The manner in which these three characters deal with the conflict they face brings about tremendous personal change. Amir faces difficulty when he decides to abandon Hassan at his time of need, causing him to suffer through nightmares. The vile action that leaves a permanent scar on Amir’s conscience is the witnessing of Assef raping Hassan. In, The Kite Runner, Amir is…show more content…
When Soraya ran away with an Afghan man without her parents permission, her father hunted her down and dragged her back home. After being reunited with her mother it was the moment Soraya says, “I saw my mother had a stroke, the right side of her was paralyzed and… I felt so guilty. She didn’t deserve that” (173). Soraya reflects that every time she looks at her mother is what persuades her to become more docile, mannered and respectful. Despite trying to make up for her mistakes, people still spread rumors about her making her feel like she isn't good enough. She also felt the need to tell Amir about her past before their marriage to make sure he still wants to marry her. She begins to hate Afghan culture because of how they treats women differently. While ranting about it she tells
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